Pa Ranjith meets Rahul Gandhi, discusses politics

Pa Ranjith meets Rahul Gandhi, discusses politics

Director Pa Ranjith, along with actor Kalaiyarasan, called on All India Congress Committee president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi.

“I met film director P A Ranjith the man behind blockbuster films like Madras, Kabali and Kaala and actor Kalaiyarasan, in Delhi yesterday,” Rahul posted on Twitter.

He added: “We talked about politics, films and society. I enjoyed the interaction and look forward to continuing our dialogue.”

Ranjith is known for conveying Dalit ideologies in his movies and all his films- from Attakathi to Kaala- spoke about the community.

Ranjith was born in Karalapakkam, a village near Avadi, north-west of Chennai. He graduated from Government College of Fine Arts, Chennai, and has described that his travels to and from his college often helped create inspiration for film ideas.

During his time in education, he joined the film chamber and began watching world cinema, regularly attending annual film festivals.

He gained inspiration from films including The Battle of Algiers (1966) and City of God (2002), stating they changed his thinking of cinema and revealed that they had a deep impact on him.

Ranjith has been known to use symbolism in his movies to exhibit ongoing social problems which otherwise have trouble reaching the masses due to restrictions by Central Board of Film Certification in using actual references of caste based exploitation in movies.